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BORG
07-29-2008, 20:26
I am think about adding another tank to my stable in the next few months and

I was looking at the Worthington HP 130 cf. Steel tank.

For those of you that have one, how do you like it and do you use a YOKE or DIN valve connection for your reg. My reg. is about 2 years old so I should be OK with a YOKE.

THANKS!

skdvr
07-29-2008, 20:59
Love Love Love, my HP 130. I think that it is a great tanks... There is a big swing weight but you get use to that pretty quickly... I really want a few more of them. I think that when ever I am buying more tanks they will be on the top of my list. I use mine now with DIN, but used it for about a year and a half with yoke. You will not have any problems using it with Yoke regs...

If you have the chance to pick one up, or better yet two (may want to double them up down the road) I say go for it. Even if you cannot get a full HP fill you still have plenty of gas.

Phil

cmburch
07-29-2008, 21:19
I have a couple of HP130's. I use it DIN. My buddy uses it yoke. They are huge. For hiking long distances, I use a HP100.

harb99
07-29-2008, 21:52
they sound like they would be perfect for me since I seem to be a bit of an air hog - have been better here lately, but still not great

BORG
07-29-2008, 22:50
I think I'm sold. I have a 95 cf. LP now and I want more air for some deeper multi-level dives with my computer. I like their compact size. They are about the size of my 95 with about 40-45% more gas capability.

mitsuguy
07-30-2008, 00:00
closest thing I've used is the PST hp120 steel tanks.... absolutely an awesome tank... negative (be familiar with the swing weight), and tons of air... kinda heavy out of the water, but nice in size...

CompuDude
07-30-2008, 00:36
I love diving my HP119 (same as the HP130, but a bit shorter). Great tank.

Sometimes I wish I went with the 130, though.

And as others noted: It's a great tank to dive with. It's NOT a great tank to hike with!

BORG
07-30-2008, 07:37
I am used to the weight of the 95LP, so it shouldn't be too different. It is about the same weight give or take a few pounds.

diverrex
08-01-2008, 00:11
I really like my 130. I wasn't sure I'd like the extra bulk and weight over my HP 100, but I really haven't even noticed it much. The nice thing though is it generally removes the whole idea of having enough air, I tell my buddies if they are diving 100 or less don't bother asking much air I have, I have plenty.

navyhmc
08-01-2008, 10:25
Weight wise, my lp121 is about the same as a 130, but length wise it's a monster. I am thinking about a pair of HP30's of maybe HP120's for doubles here in the not so distant future.

texdiveguy
08-01-2008, 10:26
For a single tank configuration a steel hp130 is great....I have one and have made hundreds of dives with it.

in_cavediver
08-01-2008, 10:43
I have the LP104 with is basically the same tank. I have dove mostly with a pair doubled but recently split them for some boat dives. They are now doubles again after the last trip to florida (picked up 2 more LP85's for singles/sidemounts). The only question I would ask is how much air do you need. The LP85/HP100 is a smaller 7.25" tank (same diameter as AL80), lighter and is a sweet tank to dive/carry as well. If you don't *need* the 130, that might be a better tank. Of course if you need the gas, then the LP104/HP130 or even the LP121/HP149 are your next choices. They are 8" which might be an issue on some boats. Still, you are talking massive amounts of gas and perfectly manageable as a single.